One of the biggest barrier that an Indian traveler faces is the red-tape of visa procedures. Travelers from the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK can travel to majority of the countries without a visa. They flash their shiny passports and countries roll out a red carpet.
Here, I aim to mention countries that Indians can visit without a visa¬†or get a visa-on-arrival. The countries are primarily divided into two parts.
Part 1, the countries mentioned in this article allow easy entry for Indians. The countries in part 1 are further divided into three categories based on the kind of entry they provide to Indians.
Part 2,¬†some countries allow you visa-free entry if you possess a valid visa of a third country. For e.g. you can enter Mexico if you have any valid US visa or you can enter Croatia if you have a valid Schengen visa.¬ Tourist Visa Exceptions for Indians
The countries are divided into three categories based on their policies:
- Visa Free Entry: You can travel to these countries without a visa. Do check other requirements that you might have to show when you enter the country. For example,¬†passport size photos, financial proof, round-trip reservation, hotel reservation etc.
- Visa on Arrival: A visa is stamped in your passport on the first port of entry in the country. Again, check the requirements for getting visa on arrival. Also, some countries only give visa on arrival, if you fly into major¬†airport(s). Therefore, if you are a land traveler, like me, then apply for a visa in advance for such countries
- e-Visa:¬†You fill out an online form and submit it with the relevant information and the required documents. After your application is reviewed and if accepted you get a visa in email or some other electronic form. Print the e-Visa, carry it with your passport and other required documents to enter the country
Visa Free Entry and Visa on Arrival Countries for Indian passport holders
e-Visa Countries for Indian passport holders
|ASIA||No Visa Required||Bhutan, Palestine, Macau, Maldives, Nepal|
|Visa on Arrival||Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Thailand|
|e-Visa||Bahrain, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, UAE, Vietnam|
|AFRICA||No Visa Required||Mauritius, Senegal, Seychelles|
|Visa on Arrival||Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda|
|e-Visa||Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
|AMERICAS||No Visa Required||British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turk & Caicos Islands|
|Visa on Arrival||Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, St. Lucia|
|e-Visa||Antigua & Barbuda|
|EUROPE||No Visa Required||N/A|
|Visa on Arrival||N/A|
|e-Visa||Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo|
|OCEANIA||No Visa Required||Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu|
|Visa on Arrival||Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Tuvalu|
|SUMMARY||No Visa Required||26 Countries|
|Visa on Arrival||34 Countries|
|TOTAL||Countries easy to visit||79 Countries|